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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2002)

Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London: Penguin UK, 1967)

Currer-Briggs, Noel, and Gambier, Royston
, Debrett's Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree (London: Headline Book Publishing, 1999)

Drabble, Margaret (ed.), Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

FitzHugh, Terrick V.H., The Dictionary of Genealogy (London: A & C Black, 1998)

Fowler, Simon, and Spencer, William, Army Records for Family Historians (London: The National Archives, 2000)

Greenwood, Douglas, Who's Buried Where in England (London: Constable & Robinson Ltd, 1999)

Harrison, Ian, The Book of Firsts (London: Cassell Illustrated, 2003

Hey, David (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Hey, David, The Oxford Guide to Family History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Hilliam, David, Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards (Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006

Kerrigan, Michael, Who Lives Where. A Guide to Famous Graves (London: Fourth Estate, 1995)

Kirby, D.P., The Earliest English Kings (London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1991)

Lenman, Bruce P., and Anderson, Trevor (eds.) Chambers Dictionary of World History (Edinburgh, New York: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2000)

McGovern, Una (ed.), Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2002)

Mears, Kenneth J., The Tower of London : 900 Years of English History (Oxford: Phaidon Press Limited, 1998)

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 1995)

Palmer, Alan, and Palmer, Veronica, The Chronology of British History (London: Century Ltd., 1992)

Partington, Angela (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Reaney, P.H. & Wilson, R.M., A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)

Rogers, Colin D., The Family Tree Detective (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997)

Strong, Roy, The Story of Britain (London: Pimlico, 1998)

Thorold, Henry, Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales (London: Collins, 1986)

Using Army Records (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Census Returns (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Wills (London: The National Archives, 2001)

Wilson, Derek, The Tower of London - A Thousand Years (London: Allison & Busby Ltd, 1998)

Anglo Saxon Monarchs

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Countryside Agency

Battlefields Trust
- Battles which took place on British soil

Berkshire History

County & National Genealogical Information

E.M. Forster
- Music and Meaning

General Research
- Wikipedia

Historic Buildings
- English Heritage

Historic Buildings
- The Heritage Trail

Historic People & Events
- BBC History

Industrial Revolution
- Cotton Times

Landscape photgraphy
- flickr

- The Official Website of the British Monarchy

Nobel Prize Winners
- The Official Website of the Nobel Foundation

- Tate Gallery

Pictures of Historic Places
- English Heritage Viewfinder

Academy of American Poets

The Poetry Archive

Portraits of Famous People
- National Portrait Gallery

Properties & Gardens
- The National Trust

Prime Ministers
- 10 Downing Street

Scottish Historic Buildings
- Undiscovered Scotland

World Heritage Sites

Australia - Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Canada - Parks Canada Agency

New Zealand - New Zealand Department of Conservation

United States - US Department of the Interior - National Park Service

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

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